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Feds announce new poultry and egg working group

Collaboration to help farmers adjust to USMCA.


November 1, 2018
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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Ag minister Lawrence MacAulay announced the new working group this week.

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, announced this week a new working group comprised of poultry and egg farmers and processors.

While informal engagement has already begun with the poultry and egg sector, the working group brings together officials from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, representatives from national poultry and egg organizations and associations, as well as regional representatives.

The working group will collaborate to develop strategies to fully and fairly support farmers and processors to help them adjust to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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It will also discuss support to reflect the impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

In addition to discussing impacts of the trade agreements in the short term, the working group will also chart a path forward to help the poultry and egg sectors innovate and remain an important source of jobs and economic growth for future generations.

Supporting expertise to the working group may also include academic leaders, as well as industry and financial experts, as necessary.

The federal government will engage with provincial and territorial governments on an ongoing basis throughout the collaboration process.